The new series following a sociopathic assassin is catching some flak online, with the lack of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing being blamed for a drop in quality. Which is understandable, if unfair
This weekend, 3.7 million people tuned in to watch the return of Bafta-winning BBC drama Killing Eve, as Jodie Comer reprised her role as Villanelle, a sociopathic assassin with a taste for theatrics and high fashion, and Sandra Oh returned as Eve Polastri, the secret agent on her tail.
Taking over writing duties from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is Emerald Fennell (Waller-Bridge has taken an executive producer role). Not everyone thinks Fennell is up to the job: the response after Sunday’s premiere was muted, with some fans claiming that Killing Eve lacks its former magic. Giles Coren – a man not shy in coming forward with gossamer-thin opinions – agreed: “Thought it was bilge … dour, wooden, predictable shite,” he wrote on Twitter.